Issue 1

March 2006
Articles: 

INNOVATION COMPLEMENTARITY AND SCALE OF PRODUCTION

We present an econometrically feasible model that uses the information contained in the innovation profile of each firm to test for the existence of complementarity among production and innovation str

R&D AND BUYERS' WAITING OPTION

Anticipation of technological progress may induce buyers to delay the adoption of new technologies. We analyze how buyers' waiting option may feed back into firm's timing of innovations.

PAYING FOR LOYALTY: PRODUCT BUNDLING IN OLIGOPOLY

In recent times, pairs of retailers such as supermarket and retail gasoline chains have offered bundled discounts to customers who buy their respective product brands.

DOES ORGANIZATIONAL FORM AFFECT INVESTMENT DECISIONS?

I investigate whether organizational changes affect investment decisions using evidence from the hospital industry in the United States.

MARKET PERFORMANCE WITH MULTIPRODUCT FIRMS

We revisit the fundamental issue of market provision of variety associated with Chamberlin, Spence, and Dixit-Stiglitz when firms sell multiple products.

MARKET SEGMENTATION STRATEGIES OF MULTIPRODUCT FIRMS

We analyze a multiproduct duopoly and ask whether firms should offer general purpose products or tailor their offerings to fit specific consumer needs.